Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Update on Jenene - July 19, 2011

So for the past three days Jenene has been suffering from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea but had not spiked a fever of 100.5 degrees or more, so we had been monitoring her temp and making sure that she was eating and getting plenty of fluids. Yesterday (Monday) she had a doctor’s appointment and she was told to keep taking her meds (they took her off of a couple for now) and take her temperature frequently.

This morning (Tuesday) she woke up feeling nauseous and was vomiting and had diarrhea, when we took her temp she had gotten up to 100.5, we gave her about ten more minutes and took it again and it had spiked to 100.7. That is when we decided to call the clinic again and tell them that she was feverish, they told us to come to the clinic and expect to be admitted to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, we took it again and she had risen to 101.3.

So here we are…

She checked in to the clinic and had cultures and blood drawn. Her temp there was back to 100.7 and finally to 99.7. She received fluids and antibiotics in the clinic and we waited for a bed to open up. She is now at the Kohler Pavilion again; 14K room 11, with a nice view of the Willamette River and the top of the tram.

Her blood work came back in normal ranges, and her temp has gone down to normal levels again. She had a chest x-ray and will have a GI Consult ( tomorrow.

Tests have yet to come back, but she has been still fighting the nausea, vomiting and the diarrhea. She has been given meds for all and she has been sleeping for most of the day.

Home life has been good for the most part. Our friends and roommates Sean and Jen have been helping out when they can. Mom Diane comes over and spends a few hours with her a few times a week. She came over on Sunday night when Sean and Jen went to a Mariners game and I was working in the evening (Thanks again Diane). Dad Don was here for a few hours this afternoon while I went to get more stuff for her visit here, plus he comes over when he is home he comes and visits; occasionally watching a NASCAR race.

She has been losing her appetite a bit, eating smaller meals. We take her temp about 2 to 3 times a day (more if I am being pushy). She is supposed to drink at least 2 liters of water/liquids a day, and she gets there for the most part. But al in all she has been feeling good at home.

She has been a little lonely at home (no offence Jen and Sean) with very few people coming to visit. We know that everyone has lives to live (trust me we are a bit jealous of the ‘normal life’) and we don’t want to pressure any of you to come and visit, but she has felt a bit lonesome since being out of the hospital (probably getting a little tired of having me around all the time…LOL!)

Give her a call or a text later in the day tomorrow (Wednesday) at 503-341-3498 or send her an email She will probably be here for a few days.

Donations to Jenene - check or money to Jenene Philips send to 3543 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214. Or at

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P.S. I made my goal for Team in Training of $750.00 and the Heathman has promised to match it to make the full $1,500.00 due. Thanks to all who donated and thank you SO much for the support of the hotel!